Perception problems - seeing Jesus for who he is - plague the disciples throughout the gospels, all of them. In the end, after the crucifixion and at the resurrection, the problems persist.
The gospel of John combines archetypes of light vs. dark and seeing vs. blindness together. Mary comes to the tomb in the dark, sees the stone rolled away - that's all - and tells the others. Peter and "the beloved disciple" race to the tomb and are also befuddled ... and go home.
Mary remains, finding herself among a pair of (unhelpful) angels, and then some guy shows up. She doesn't recognize him, but it's Jesus. Jesus tells her that he is going away, but where ... exactly?
Matthew 25 serves as a reminder, another instance when perception fails among the disciples. Recalling the times when he was in need, Jesus appreciates the disciples who ministered to him. But the disciples don't recall such occasions. Jesus tells them where he has gone.
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